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Eye of the Hawk - Mendocino Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Eye of the HawkEye of the Hawk

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BA SCORE
82
good

802 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2000)
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3PuttPar


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Flavorful, but not real balanced.

09-01-2014 21:40:44 | More by 3PuttPar
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

This is a very decent brew. With the hefty 8% abv that isn’t detectable. The light mouthfeel is a throw off of some of the flavors that shine through. This reminds me of what a candy beer would be. Almost like a medicinal fruit syrup followed by bready malt and slight hoppy finish. Though nothing screams excellence, this brew is still worthy.

09-01-2014 15:20:24 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-31-2014 22:22:41 | More by justinm4bama
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keithmurray

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Appearance - clear copper color with beige head

Smell - molasses, caramel, oak

Taste - molasses, caramel, oak, nuts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, not much complexity to the flavor

Overall - nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing about it was particularly memorable about it either. Fans of the style might want to give it a shot

Price Point - $2.25/12 oz bottle

08-31-2014 14:36:21 | More by keithmurray
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-30-2014 02:51:26 | More by OldSmaug
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cottonkoozie

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Smell has a lot of bready malt. Some sweetness. A little bit of alcohol boozyness underlying.

Flavor has the bready Malta as well along with a strong fruity sweetness. Fairly dry bitter finish, along with a boozyness that is a little high for an 8%.

Overall pretty good, kind of flat though, a little more carbonation would have brought me up to a 4. A little too sweet and boozy for me to go any higher than that, but still a good beer.

08-23-2014 22:02:56 | More by cottonkoozie
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delta490

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a cloudy orangey-red with a creamier white head that has minor retention but leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild, with only some nondescript malt sweetness. The taste has a little more oomph, as there are some nice dark fruit notes and dark bread malt flavors. The body has a nice weight to it, with a smooth finish.

08-23-2014 17:12:14 | More by delta490
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Nbdreher


4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-19-2014 16:50:08 | More by Nbdreher
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 09:30:54 | More by zestar
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frankiegonzo


3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

08-12-2014 02:13:46 | More by frankiegonzo
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EliHammett


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-10-2014 21:13:14 | More by EliHammett
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-03-2014 18:50:48 | More by JoelClark
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2014 21:24:10 | More by Resuin
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gunterheidrich

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 22:26:50 | More by gunterheidrich
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patre_tim

China

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2014 21:42:09 | More by patre_tim
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.55/5  rDev +25%

Mendocino Eye of the Hawk has a thin, cream-colored head, a murky, copper appearance, strong bubble streams, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, rich, sweet, spiced bread, and dark bread crust. Taste is of sugar, caramel, dark bread crust, light fruits (dates or figs), some bitterness, and noticeable alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Mendocino Eye of the Hawk finishes wet, sweet, and heavy.

RJT

07-18-2014 20:58:07 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Radome

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-17-2014 07:19:24 | More by Radome
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kornkid8600

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2014 01:34:48 | More by kornkid8600
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pantz9

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-13-2014 20:18:54 | More by pantz9
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MigueLitros

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-12-2014 02:33:25 | More by MigueLitros
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-10-2014 18:35:17 | More by bobv
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2014 03:57:29 | More by MtOrion
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barczar

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a fairly clear deep copper, with a foamy khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin layer of foam.

Sweet caramel malt and floral hops form the initial aroma. Smells like treacle. Slightly nutty notes emerge.

Flavor is also sweet, with toffee notes emerging mid palate, carrying into a light citrus, moderately dry finish. Caramel malt dominates, but the citrus prevents the beer from being cloying.

Body is fairly thick, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Malt dominant, and not the most complex strong ale, but it's got enough citrus and bittering hops to redeem it somewhat.

06-29-2014 15:47:41 | More by barczar
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JoseLopez0515


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2014 03:33:33 | More by JoseLopez0515
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-26-2014 13:43:16 | More by JoeMans
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Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.